Realise this may be a long shot, but does anyone have any photos of the block of shops on the south side of Kensington between Houlton and Holdsworth Streets (nos 242-264) prior to the construction of Kensington Square? I believe that 242 was occupied by the Pawn Shop Pub before demolition if that helps anyone locate this block.
My great-grandparentsl lived above their son's hairdressing business at 256 Kensington from c.1900-1924, after which their daughter Ada Killey used the downstairs premises first as a second hand bookshop and later as a bakery/confectioner's.
The shop was later occupied by an Ellis and Co Estate Agents.
I would imagine it stood until it was demolished during the construction of the Kensington Square development but have never seen it and would love to have a photograph if anyone can help.
Thanks so much in advance and take care,
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia